The bright and spacious cabin is the first thing that strikes you. The all-round glass area is quite generous and the quarter-windows, which cut into the C-pillar, allow in some extra light, adding to an airy feel of the interiors. However, the interiors are let down by dull grey plastics which don’t particularly look and feel upmarket.
The well-finished centre console and the mock carbonfibre trim on the inside door handles and around the power window switches are of high quality. The switches feel pretty solid and we love the hooded speedo and tachometer.
The interior design has a circular theme, which works quite well. The air con vents, doorpads, door handles and, of course, the dashboard instruments all have a circular element which give the insides some identity.
GM India has worked on the air con and blower motor to improve cooling and it shows. The air conditioner cools the cabin down quickly, even on hot days, and the air flow and vents can be angled to direct airflow where you want it.
The driver’s seat is very comfortable, with adequate thigh and back support. You are in a good position to start off and the steering is adjustable for rake, making things easier. Sadly, there’s no height adjust for the seat
The Chevy’s rear seats are high-set and the window line is low, so you get a good outside view. However, they could have been more comfortable. Though the seating position is good and there’s good thigh room, the seat back is unduly hard and there’s an excess of lower back support.
The flipside of maximised passenger space is that the boot is small and to make matters worse, the suspension towers intrude badly into the U-VA’s boot area. With its 220-litre capacity, it will just about hold one large suitcase and a few soft bags and that’s with the parcel shelf removed. The seats do have a 60:40 split/fold function which gives you some flexibility.